Infrastructure Development and Its Environmental Impact: Study of Konkan Railways

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  • Author :Prabha Shastri Ranade
  • Year of Publication :2009
  • ISBN: :9788180694509
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XVIII, 270
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Environmental Science, Geography

About the Book :

Konkan Railway, the longest railway line constructed in post-independence period is a trend setter in infrastructure development in India. This book analyses the impact of major infrastructure project of Konkan Railway on the environment and socio-economic aspects of the western coastal region of India. It includes a study of resource base, transport infrastructure and industrial development of the region as well as rehabilitation, employment generation and environmental conservation by Konkan Railway. It also assesses the impact of Konkan Railway on land use, population growth and urbanization, emergence of new towns, tourism development, traffic handled by major ports and foreign direct investment attracted towards the region. It evaluates the role of Konkan Railway as a sustainable transport infrastructure and an asset for regional development.

About Author :

Prabha Shastri Ranade, a Master degree in Geography and Ph.D in Social Sciences from Nagpur University. She has over 25 years teaching and research experience. Presently, she is Consulting Editor at ICFAI Business School Research Centre, Ahmedabad. Starting her career as Research Officer at National Atlas and Thematic Mapping Organization, Kolkata, she moved to teaching of Geography at Nagpur University. Later, she was awarded UGC Research Associateship for post-doctoral research projects, under which she worked at Devi Ahilya Vishwa Vidyalaya, Indore and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi for about 15 years. Dr. Ranade has contributed numerous articles in academic journals, conference proceedings, edited books, newspapers and the Encyclopaedia of World Geography (New York). Fourteen books edited by her have been published by ICFAI University Press. Hyderabad. Her earlier publications include Population Dynamics in India, Industries and Environment: A Study of Impact Assessment, Maharashtra under States of Our Union Series by Publication Division, Government of India, and a text book on Geography for Maharashtra State Text Book Bureau, Pune.